packetcat reads 2022 Week 18 – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Pages: 533
Purchased from: Kobo

I see why this particular book won all the awards it did but for me by the time I was 3/4 through the book, it felt like the premise was dragging on for far too long. The writing wasn’t the issue, it was good all the way through but the writing can carry me only so far through a story I’m not enjoying.

This book had a similar problem to week 9’s book in that while I appreciate the writing on its technical merit, the particular narrative it was telling left me wishing the book was over 300 pages in.

I don’t regret reading this one but at the same time I am not planning on reading any of the author’s other books.